Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

Use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake with these decadent, boozy sundaes, drizzled with a chocolate orange sauce and finished with toasted chopped hazelnuts

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 681
  • fat 44g
  • saturates 25g
  • carbs 53g
  • sugars 48g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 85g leftover Christmas pudding or Christmas cake, crumbled
  • 410g can pear quarters, in juice
  • 8 scoops of ice cream (we used stem ginger ice cream)
  • 25g toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 100g bar dark chocolate
  • 50ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp brandy or orange liqueur (or use orange juice)
  • zest 1 orange
  • 3 tbsp juice from the pears


  1. First, make some shavings from the bar of chocolate by dragging a large knife over the surface. You only need a little – enough to top the sundaes. Set the shavings aside and break the remaining chocolate into a saucepan. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate melts and you have a smooth glossy sauce.

  2. Crumble the cake or pudding into sundae glasses and drizzle over the alcohol or pear juice. Top with the pear quarters and ice cream. Drizzle over the chocolate sauce and top with the hazelnuts and chocolate shavings.

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